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Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:08am

Corporate Spending Returns To The Masters

Updated: 3 years ago.
Travel agents are reporting a boost in corporate spending for Augusta's Masters Golf Tournament. (Photo courtesy Augusta National)

This year's Masters Golf Tournament could pack the biggest economic impact of any in recent memory.

Officially, golf's most prestigious tournament has been sold out since the 70s.

The only approved source for tickets is a member of the Augusta National golf course.

But that doesn't stop ticket brokers from getting and selling the coveted tournament badges online.

And this year Bryan Wilder with Premiere Sports Travel says business is booming.

"People finally feel comfortable, especially on the corporate side, that they can get out there and entertain their clients again--that their business is healthy enough to do that," says Wilder.

Wilder says big companies are spending more on Master's packages than they have since the beginning of the recession.

The tournament begins on Thursday.